When you get in deep with Chipotle, you’d think the worst thing to happen to you is a debilitating day full of diarrhea that is totally worth it, but Frank Ocean has it worse. He’s being sued by Chipotle for backing out of a deal. Via Consequence of Sound:
As TMZ reports, a lawsuit was filed in L.A. County earlier today, acknowledging that Ocean had signed a $425,000 contract for the advertisement campaign. According to the suit, after Ocean viewed a final cut of the animated commercial, he raised concerns about the company’s logo being featured at the end. When Chipotle wouldn’t make his requested revisions, Ocean promptly backed out of the deal.
The suit adds that the restaurant later received an email from Ocean and his representatives. In it, the R&B singer asserted his belief that he had final approval of the end product and assumed Chipotle was the one in breach for not fielding his requests. Chipotle is seeking repayment of Oceans’s $212,500 advance.
Since he backed out, Fiona Apple stepped in and did the spot. Wait, Fiona Apple did a song for Chipotle?
I’m hungry for Chipotle. Damn you, effective advertising! Is Frank Ocean his real name?
Battles with a burrito franchise may not be Ocean’s only time spent in a court this year. As TMZ learned, Ocean is changing his name…. to Frank Ocean. The man born Christopher Edwin Breaux filed court documents recently to legally change his name to the much sleeker moniker. Before the change is official, though, Ocean will have to take out ads in four newspapers over the next four weeks announcing the new name.
Yeah, that’s a good change. I can just hear the years of grade school teachers butchering his name in my head. If I was offered $425,000 to sing a song for a mexican grille, I would sing anything. You get free mexican food and almost a half a million dollars to sing a song? What’s the problem here, and where’s my Guac?